Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

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Carrick Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago

Vibrant fruit with fragrant aromatics are the hallmarks of this wine. The vintage was slightly lighter than the 2014 with red fruits to the fore. The wine shows texture and a lingering finish.

2015
Vintage

Information

Clone:

UC Davis 13 & 5 Waedenswil10/5

Harvest Dates:

10 April 2015

Alcohol:

14.0%

Date bottled:

August 2016

Cases:

1100 dozen

 

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Viticulture & Wine Making

The vineyards are tended by hand allowing for careful management of the individual vines from pruning, leaf plucking, shoot-thinning right through to harvesting. The wine is fermented in small open top fermenters, and typically has a 5-7 day pre-ferment cold soak, with punch downs throughout fermentation, then 5-7 days extended maceration. All parcels are wild yeast ferments with about 10% being whole bunches. The wine is matured for 12 months in French oak, of which about 20% is new.  Malolactic fermentation occurs in the spring - lots are then selected and blended before bottling without fining or filtration.

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